Art of Directing Open Class Presentation

An Open Class Presentation of Scenes from Plays by Ana Noguria, A.R. Gurney, Kander & Ebb, Lauren Yee, Clifford Odets, and Sarah Ruhl.

June 3 at 2:15 PM

at HB Studio’s Helen Gallagher Studio
120 Bank Street, New York

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Director: Andy Reiff
Assistant Director: Sar Kurbyn
Performed by E.B. Hinnant, Eli Wassertzug
Accompanist: Alyssa Finfer

Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets
Director: Shawn Alexander
Performed by Griffin Ostrowski, Libby Rounds

Which Way to the Stage by Ana Nogueira
Director: Alyssa Finfer
Performed by Amanda Mouzakas & Will Snyder

In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl
Director: Martha Argyriou
Performed by Aurelea Kunkel, Sarah De Baets

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney
Director: Anna deLova
Performed by Mai Ozeki, Sudip Ulak

The Hatmaker’s Wife by Lauren Yee
Directors: Katie Lavelle & Zhenyu Meng
Performed by Amanda Mouzakes, Mary Francina Golden(*), Richard O’Brien, Sar Kurbyn, Shelley Valfer


HB Art of Directing is a hands-on course that gives new Directors a chance to with Playwrights. The collaboration between director and playwright on the development of a new play in process requires communication, curiosity, and a deeply cultivated understanding of the writer’s intentions and modes of expression. A successful collaboration creates a bond of trust that can lead to other ventures.


HB Studio’s programs are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.